From spring snow to ongoing drought, recent weather has made planting a real challenge for U.S. growers. Even so, the USDA reports producers are ahead of schedule on corn and soybeans.

>> Corn planting surged 5% over last week to 8% planted (4% ahead of 2022, 3% above the five-year average).

>> Soybeans are estimated at 4% planted, ahead of last year and the five-year average of 1%.

>> Winter wheat was rated 27% good to excellent nationwide, on par with the prior week, but 3% behind prior year ratings.

>> Spring wheat is estimated at 3% planted, down from the 7% five-year average.

Widespread cooler, wetter weather is expected to sweep across the eastern part of the country, including snow in the north.

Read more on the latest Crop Progress Report.